The Olympic torch relay visited the Eastern Siberian city of Chita on Thursday. It also came across Buddhist monks.
A total of 130 torch bearers carried the Olympic flame over a combined 14 miles in Chita.
The Olympic torch relay continues up to the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Olympics on Feb. 7.
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Day 46 #TorchRelay #Sochi2014 Ivolginsky datsan is the Buddhist Temple located in Buryatia, Russia, 23 km from Ulan Ude, near Verkhnyaya Ivolga village. Unique samples of old Buryat art, as thangkas, sculptures, ritual objects are gathered and preserved at the Ivolginsky datsan. Among the monastery's treasures there is a collection of old Buddhist manuscripts written in Tibetan language on natural silk.